Man charged over Alan Joyce pie incident appears in court

The man charged over the incident involving Alan Joyce and a lemon meringue pie has briefly appeared in court. Perth Now has reported on the case.

Sixty seven year old Tony Overheu appeared in Perth’s magistrate court this morning charged with common assault, trespass and damage.

It is alleged that he hid behind a stage at a business breakfast and waited until QANTAS boss Alan Joyce delivered a speech. He then took to the stage and pressed a pie into the CEO’s face.

The former farmer, who now lives in Willeton, was also charged with giving false details to police over a separate incident.

This morning the charges were read to the defendant but he was not required to enter a plea. The case was adjourned until next month.

In media interviews Overheu has said that he took the action in protest of corporate organisations like QANTAS promoting marriage equality.

Following the incident Overheu was given a lifetime ban by QANTAS and their affiliate airlines.

OIP Staff

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